The Red Badge of Courage - Reel Life Wisdom

Henry Fleming's desire to protect the flag and his comrades epitomizes his change from dreams of self-centered heroism to survival through an alliance with his fellow soldiers.

In The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane suggests that society's reverence and near worshipping of individual soldiers as national heroes has caused a romantic glorification of war to develop.

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New York: Modern Library, 2000.

"Critical Views: The New York Times on the Realism of Crane's Novel." Bloom's Notes: Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage.

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When "he is hit on the head and receives his "red badge of courage," Henry… slough[s] off the… concept of heroism…, an outward sign… of his accomplishment in rejecting two thousand years of social and religious indoctrination [of heroism in war]" (Wolford 105).


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